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Bruins lose three to injury in comeback win over Carolina

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Not to be a wet blanket, but...here comes a wet blanket.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Lost in the excitement of the Boston Bruins’ 6-4 comeback win over the Carolina Hurricanes? The injury bug struck again, and struck hard.

Zdeno Chara, Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk all left the game with injuries at various points; none of the three returned to the game.

DeBrusk was the first, appearing to hit his head on the boards in the second period.

Chara had an awkward, cover-your-eyes tumble in the third:

(Both highlights via Chris/@CrzyCanucklehed)

What’s less clear is what happened to Krug, as NESN couldn’t come up with a highlight that showed any sort of obvious injury.

The fear for DeBrusk is that it’s a head injury, while the fear for Chara is that he tore a muscle or tweaked a knee. The collision with the boards didn’t help, but the awkward fall looked worse.

Ideally, DeBrusk was taken out due to an abundance of caution, and Chara was given the rest of the game off due to caution and the Bruins being down three goals halfway through the third.

We’ll update this if we come across anymore news. The Bruins are back in action Thursday in Florida, so don’t be surprised if there’s a P-Bruin scrambling to TF Green to head to Miami tonight.

Update (8:15 AM): Steve Conroy of the Herald had this to say after the game:

It’s not clear what happened to Zdeno Chara or Torey Krug, but both were seen leaving the X-ray room at PNC Arena. Chara appeared to be walking fine, so the guess is it’s an upper-body issue. Krug was moving a little slower but without a pronounced limp.